18 times when Dhoni finished a cricket match with a six

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“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!”

2011 world cup winning moment

If you love Dhoni or hate Dhoni, you will always cherish the above moment - Dhoni finishing the 2011 WC final with a six. Dhoni has finished a lot of matches with a six before this one but this one was special. When I watch this moment again and again today, I get goosbumps all over my body.

When Dhoni arrived at the International stage, he used to be very agressive. His agressive batting won India a lot of matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka during his initial stages. As the time passed by and he got additional responsibility of captaincy, his batting approach chnaged. He started taking calculated risks and tried to take the match till last overs. Sometimes the approach worked and sometimes it didn’t. But we saw very less of finishing sixes. We still do see the “Dhoni of past” in IPL.

Dhoni finishing with a six in International Matches

The below table data is from 2006. Before 2006, Dhoni finished with a six in ODI 4 times:

  1. Against West Indies in Dambulla on Jul 31 2005 off Jermaine Lawson
  2. Against Zimbabwe in Harare on Sep 4 2005 off NB Mahwire
  3. Against Sri Lanka in Jaipur on Oct 31 2005 off TM Dilshan
  4. Against Sri Lanka in Pune on Nov 3 2005 off RP Arnold
# Date Venue Format Opposition Bowler
5 20/10/07 Brabourne Stadium T20 Australia B Lee
6 15/11/07 Captain Roop Singh Stadium ODI Pakistan Salman Butt
7 26/06/08 National Stadium ODI Pakistan Younis Khan
8 02/04/11 Wankhede Stadium ODI Sri Lanka KMDN Kulasekara
9 31/08/12 M Chinnaswamy Stadium Test New Zealand JS Patel
10 11/07/13 Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain ODI Sri Lanka RMS Eranga
11 14/03/15 Eden Park ODI Zimbabwe T Panyangara
12 28/03/14 Shere Bangla National Stadium T20 Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman
13 06/03/16 Shere Bangla National Stadium T20 Bangladesh Al-Amin Hossain

Dhoni finishing with a six in IPL Matches

# Date Venue Format Opposition Bowler
14 26/04/08 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk T20 Kolkata Knight Riders M Kartik
15 18/04/10 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium T20 Kings XI Punjab IK Pathan
16 21/05/16 Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium T20 Kings XI Punjab AR Patel
17 25/04/18 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium T20 Royal Challengers Bangalore CJ Anderson
18 20/05/18 Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium T20 Kings XI Punjab MM Sharma

Dhoni finishing with a four

# Date Venue Format Opposition Bowler
1 13/02/06 Gaddafi Stadium ODI Pakistan Abdul Razzaq
2 02/03/08 Sydney Cricket Ground ODI Australia JR Hopes
3 16/05/09 St George’s Park T20 Mumbai Indians DJ Bravo
4 16/06/10 Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ODI Bangladesh Mashrafe Mortaza
5 20/10/11 Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali ODI England TT Bresnan
6 18/03/12 Shere Bangla National Stadium ODI Pakistan Umar Gul
7 19/01/13 JSCA International Stadium Complex ODI England ST Finn
8 25/04/13 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk T20 Sunrisers Hyderabad A Ashish Reddy
9 14/03/13 Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali Test Australia MA Starc
10 22/03/13 Feroz Shah Kotla Test Australia NM Lyon
11 06/03/15 Western Australia Cricket Association Ground ODI West Indies MN Samuels
12 27/11/13 Green Park ODI West Indies V Permaul
13 27/04/14 Sharjah Cricket Stadium T20 Sunrisers Hyderabad A Mishra
14 05/05/14 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Delhi Daredevils JD Unadkat
15 10/05/14 Wankhede Stadium T20 Mumbai Indians KA Pollard
16 27/03/16 Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali T20 Australia JP Faulkner
17 27/02/16 Shere Bangla National Stadium T20 Pakistan Wahab Riaz
18 22/04/17 Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium T20 Sunrisers Hyderabad S Kaul

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